Canoe Marathon TIP


ICF CMR New Nation Talent Identification Programme (TIP) 2017

In the framework of the ICF Development Programme the Talent Identification Programme will be organized for the Canoe Marathon discipline in 2017.

The principal target of the TIP is to identify and promote talented athletes in canoe marathon who have potential for further improvement and without the ICF/RSA canoe federation’ financial support wouldn’t be able participate in the World Championships.

The programme will be held in connection with the 2017 ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa from 7-10 September 2017 and will include a training camp for approximately one week before the competition.

The project provides priority for the women kayakers and men canoe paddlers from countries which are new to Marathon or have not taken part in a Marathon World Championships before!

The Programme
The invited athletes will participate in a Training Camp and in the U23 or Senior World Championships in Pietermaritzburg on 07-10 Sept with RSA coaches’ assistance. (Please note: Juniors will only be considered if they can be accompanied by another adult TIP applicant or an accompanying adult fully funded by the paddlers National Federation)

Application to the Programme
Application can be sent on the application form by the national federations which have not entered the ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships before other than through a previous TIP programme. The age limit of the athletes is 15 to 23 years of age. (Birth years: 1995-2002)

Applications shall be sent to Tim Cornish at the e-mail address of [email protected] before 21st July 2017. Athletes might be invited continuously to the TIP in the coming years in consideration with their progress and cooperation with organization, coaches, team members and officials. The applicant national federations will receive the decision of invitation to the programme before 31st July 2017

Financial conditions
All expenses including accommodation, internal transport, boat rental and accreditation fee will be covered by the RSA Host Organisation.
The traveling to Durban South Africa and back to origin city including any visa costs must be paid by the participants' National Federation.

Click here for the application form.

Jorn Cronberg, Chair ICF Canoe Marathon Committee & Tim Cornish, RSA National Federation